Next journal….


I didn’t make last week’s journal in Sue’s journal making course because it was a wire bound one and I have a Bind it All machine which I thought would do the job adequately.  But I did make this accordian fold one the week before, with envelopes as signatures.   I decided to make it from the remaining house fabric.

journal with house fabric

I had previous gocco printed some brown envelopes which I bought in Machynllech on holiday.  Some of them I got upside down but because they were put in vertically in this journal it didn’t matter!

house journal

The gocco prints are of buildings too, so they fitted in nicely with the theme.  I didn’t have quite enough so I also put this white envelope with a lovely bee stamp which someone sent me a while ago.  I kept it because it looked so nice and I’m glad I did because I’ve finally found a use for it.


We made little journals to go inside the envelopes and, being short of time, I decided to use some of the scraps from the previous house journal to make triangular ones, instead of the larger rectangular ones in Sue’s instructions.

little triangular books

Here they are sitting in their little pockets:

little journals peeking out of envelope signature

triangular journal from above 

I even got an ATC sized piece out of the scraps and I think it looks great with this altered leaf on top of it!


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6 Responses to Next journal….

  1. Jennifer Rose October 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm #

    the texture of that leaf is great! Little journals like that would be perfect to use like postcards. Write or draw a few little things and then mail them out. I have to try that next time I go somewhere

  2. Liz in Kansas October 29, 2008 at 12:36 am #

    How clever to use the leftover triangle pieces! It’s amazing what fun things one can do when you think outside the square!

  3. Deborah October 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    I keep hearing about goccu and seeing the wonderful things done with it..very interesting.
    I hope you don’t mind being ‘it’ today..I’ve tagged you here:

  4. melissa October 29, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    hi liz!
    oh it is just fabulous! i love the triangular journals! genius!!!

    your printing is just amzing on both the fabric and the paper!

  5. rayna October 29, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    /oooh – these books are wonderful. I especially love that altered leaf – but they are all very interesting. My printmaking teacher is also a book artist.

  6. Elaine November 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    Your journals are totally fabulous Liz.. they show off your incredible talent!!